The power of starting small in your weight loss journey

Have you been putting off starting a weight loss journey because it's too big of a task?

Do you feel like accomplishing your main goals will take too much time or effort?

Starting a weight loss journey may seem like a daunting challenge, but that may be because your only focus is on the big picture. When you break it down into small, manageable steps, it's much easier to get started. Starting with small goals will drive your motivation and sense of accomplishment, as well as reduce the stress and anxiety surrounding the beginning of your journey.

Think of small goals as stepping stones leading to your destination. If you aim your focus at each stepping stone, one at a time, you'll be less likely to feel overwhelmed by the big picture. It's difficult to imagine yourself at your destination when you haven't taken that first step. Setting goals that are too far away can kill your confidence and make you feel discouraged. When you break it down into smaller goals, you'll feel more motivated and confident as you achieve each one.

Building your foundation

Not only does starting small drive motivation, it also builds your foundation for success. You may worry that your first goal is too small--that it won't achieve anything. Don't get caught up in this way of thinking. Your first goal, no matter how small, is a fantastic step forward. Your first small goal may be to take just one 15-minute walk this week. When you achieve that first 15-minute walk, you'll realize that you can achieve it again. So, you may take another one this week, or maybe next week. Whichever the case, when you consistently achieve this small goal, you're showing yourself that you can commit to taking action steps that you can build upon.

Small goals lead to big wins

These small steps aren't just about making physical changes--they will come in time, as long as you keep moving forward. More importantly, meeting your small goals is about boosting confidence, motivation, and therefore, sustainability. Meeting your small goals is a great way to show yourself that you're capable of change, growth, and success. 

It's never too late to start setting your small goals, and be careful not to underestimate their power! The human body has an incredible capacity to adapt and improve, no matter where the starting point is. So, it's important to celebrate the wins, no matter how small, because you can't get to the big picture without them. 

Over time, with the success of each small goal, you may notice that your pants have gotten a little looser, or that you can climb a flight of steps more easily. This is how small goals work to bring about huge wins. This demonstrates that your small goals are the pieces that make up your much larger puzzle--a puzzle that represents your health and confidence.

Key Takeaways

Starting small is essential to a sustainable weight loss journey. Setting small goals that are achievable and within reach is one of the best ways to stay motivated and build confidence. They are necessary steps to get to your destination, and skipping over them can put you way behind! Celebrating every win, regardless of size, serves as a reminder that you're moving forward and making incredible progress. 


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